Grad student Kathleen Ross wins #PayMyTuition Challenge Grad Student Wins #PayMyTuition Challenge
Inspired by the summer's viral “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” some college students started the “Pay My Tuition” challenge. Education software developer Blackboard Inc., jumped on board and announced it would give away $25,000 in scholarship money. And a Drexel grad student won $15,000 of it.
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, monitors the active volcano Sinabung in Indonesia. Q&A: Understanding the Eruption and Rescue Efforts at Japan's Mt. Ontake
Drexel vulcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, provides insight into the science of volcanos and what challenges remain during the ongoing rescue effort in Japan.
Drexel engineering students Drexel and Lockheed Martin Partner to Develop Engineering Leadership Program
Drexel University and Lockheed Martin are working together to nurture the engineering students who show an acuity for leadership. The corporation is partnering with the University’s College of Engineering to create the Lockheed Martin Engineering Leadership Program, a track of courses, activities, mentoring and experiences designed to help students identify and develop their leadership abilities.
stock image depicting genetics research NIH Policies Influence Scientists’ Data-Sharing Behavior, According to Drexel-Led Study
Policies intended to increase the sharing of scientific resources among life science investigators appear to be working, according to a study led by a researcher in Drexel University’s School of Public Health. But the survey also identified some unexpected problems.
Evening wedge by Salvatore Ferragamo, black silk ottoman and satin with silver kid, circa 1940, Italy. Gift of Mrs. Robert G. McKay. Italy Comes to Philly with “Men of the Cloth” Film Screening and Italian Footwear Event at Drexel
Italian fashion and culture descend on Philadelphia this October, with two events hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – a screening of a new documentary on Italian master tailors on Oct. 2 and a seminar on the rich history of Italian footwear on Oct. 15. The events are part of Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long celebration of Italian arts, culture and industry, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.
Drexel Becomes First University to Host a Permanent Therapy Dog in a Recreation Center
Thanks to its newest employee, Drexel University has become the first university in the country whose recreation center hosts an on-site therapy dog year-round. Drexel is also the first college in the Greater Philadelphia area to retain a therapy dog on campus.
West Catholic Prep cheerleaders at Maguire Field Drexel and West Catholic Preparatory High School Open Athletics Field
West Catholic Preparatory High School and Drexel University celebrated the official opening of an open-grass area located within Drexel’s Vidas Athletic Complex that was converted into a synthetic field for both institutions to use. A $1.5 million gift from the Maguire Foundation made the transformation possible.
Kenneth Lacovara, PhD (center) speaks with a crowd of community members in attendance at the Mantua Township Community Fossil Dig Day. A World-Class Fossil Dig, a One-of-a-Kind Community Event
More than a thousand residents and visitors to southern New Jersey will dig their own fossils and learn from the Drexel University paleontologist and students who conduct globally significant scientific research at Mantua Township's third annual Community Fossil Dig Day.
Drexel students will help launch TV chef Carla Hall's casual, Nashville-inspired restaurants. Photo credit: Tristan Mosser. TV Chef Carla Hall Teams up with Drexel Students to Develop New Nashville-Inspired Restaurant in New York City
Chef and TV personality Carla Hall plans to open a number of casual, Nashville-inspired restaurants called Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen, with the help of students from Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. In a unique partnership, culinary and hospitality students at Drexel will work alongside Hall and her team to learn every aspect of opening a new restaurant and help develop the first location in New York City.
Clients of all ages are welcomed at Drexel's Psychological Services Center.
Psychological Services Center Opens at Drexel, Offering Affordable, Cutting-Edge Care for Philadelphia Region
The new Psychological Services Center on Drexel's campus now offers high-quality, scientifically informed, affordable psychological services for the community and clinical training opportunities for doctoral students.
CultureSpots helps museum staffs to create and manage their own mobile audio tours that patrons can use before, during and after their museum or gallery experience. Drexel Helps Launch New Tool that Creates Free Audio Tours for Museums
CultureSpots, a new mobile tool, eliminates barriers for small to mid-size museums and galleries that want to provide their visitors with a mobile audio tour experience. The free audio tour platform was created by Cliff Stevens, a local technology entrepreneur, whose goal was to make art and culture more engaging and accessible. The website will be live on Oct. 1, with an official launch event and demonstration on Oct. 22 held at Drexel University.
Nicol David U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel This Fall
The most prestigious squash tournament in the United States returns to Drexel University this fall. The top players in the world will take the court at the Daskalakis Athletic Center from Oct. 9-18 to compete in the 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships.
The new Community Lawyering Clinic is located in Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Drexel Law School Launches Free Legal Clinic for Residents of West Philadelphia
This fall, Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law launched a new Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, located at 35th and Spring Garden Streets. The clinic provides law students with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working with real clients, while empowering and serving the neighboring Mantua and Powelton Village communities of West Philadelphia.
Employee Ambassadors Program What is the Drexel Employee Ambassador Program? A Q&A
DrexelNow spoke with Millicent Carvalho-Grevious, PhD, who oversees Drexel’s Employee Ambassador Program, to find out what the program is all about.
In perhaps the most dramatic change to the Drexel skyline, American Campus Communities’ 580,000 square foot student housing, dining and retail complex has risen 24 stories out of the ground at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street. Construction at Drexel: What's New on Campus?
Find out what the cranes and construction crews that have become a part of the Drexel horizon have been up to all summer.
Department of Public Safety dispatcher Morgan Meehan, one of several individuals on the receiving end of your Drexel Guardian service, can use the information you share through the app to help assist you in an emergency. Drexel Guardian: Your Mobile Bodyguard
Something that’s free, quick and designed to keep you safe is waiting in the app store for you. The new Drexel Guardian app is ready for download and it’s worth the two minutes it takes to set it up.
Dean Roger Dennis, Thomas R. Kline and President John A. Fry (L-R) in Drexel University's Main Building. Photo credit: Ben Knisley. Drexel’s School of Law Receives Unprecedented $50 Million Gift from Thomas R. Kline
Drexel University’s School of Law will be named the Thomas R. Kline School of Law in honor of a landmark $50 million gift that will transform legal education at Drexel for generations to come, Drexel President John A. Fry announced today. The commitment by Kline, one of the nation’s most respected and influential trial lawyers and a champion of the elevation of trial advocacy training for law students, marks the largest single gift in the University’s history.
Instructor Bob Ambrose shows hospitality management major Andres Roos a reel strip from one of the slot machines in the Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab. Drexel Dedicates Casino Training Lab to Late Gaming Visionary Dennis Gomes
The new casino training lab in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will be named the Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab after the late gaming visionary, with the support of the Gomes family. A dedication ceremony will take place in the lab, which is located in Drexel’s Paul Peck Problem-Solving Building (101 N. 33rd St.), on Monday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Image of David Unruh, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at Drexel GG+A’s David L. Unruh to Lead Drexel’s Institutional Advancement Efforts
Drexel University has appointed David L. Unruh, currently a senior vice president with Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A), as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at Drexel. He will begin his new position at the University on Nov. 1.
In Drexel's new “Fundamentals of Beer” course, students and the general public can learn about the fastest-growing segment of the hospitality industry. Cheers! Drexel’s New Beer Course is Open to the Public
A new fall in a new class, “Fundamentals of Beer,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, will be open to the public, including industry professionals and serious laypeople.
Photo courtesy of iStock Boots, Western Wear and the Return of the Bell Bottom? A Fall Fashion Q&A
Design & Merchandising Associate Professor Joseph Hancock, PhD, weighs in on some of the fall trends to watch for this season on Drexel’s campus and beyond.
A piece from late Philadelphia artist Bill Walton's 'Quarter Turn Series,' which belongs to fellow artist Jane Irish. Drexel Exhibits Works by Beloved Late Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton, Shared by Fellow Artists
“Bill Walton, artist to artist” will be on display in the URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design from Tuesday, Oct. 7 to Friday, Dec. 5. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
An image of feet with arrows symbolizing directions of a life course A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Receives $3.6 Million Gift to Launch Life Course Outcomes Research Initiatives
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute has received a grant of $3.6 million to launch four major initiatives of its Life Course Outcomes research program, focused on understanding and improving quality of life issues for people on the autism spectrum at all ages.
Graduate student Nancy Volpe Berlinger collaborated with a scientist to create colorful, shape-shifting garments that reflect the ever-changing nature of the immune system. Research on the Runway: Drexel Fashion Designers Team Up with Scientists for Descience Competition
Eight students and alumni from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design are among 61 fashion designers who were chosen to participate in the first-ever Descience Fashion Competition. The national competition matches designers with scientists to create garments that reflect scientific advances. The competition will culminate with a fashion show featuring the collaborative creations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, Sept. 29.
Hemingway and the Academy 'A Warm Friendship': The Legacy of Hemingway and the Academy
In 1934, Ernest Hemingway invited two members of the Academy to fish with him in Cuba to study Atlantic billfish. Eighty years later, history will repeat itself when an Academy member travels to Havana with the author's grandsons to commemorate Hemingway's literary and scientific legacy.
Installation artist Jeremy Holmes' "Convergence" will serve as the setting for a performance by Leah Stein Dance Company, as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. Roller Coaster-Like Sculpture at Drexel Inspires Leah Stein Dance Company’s Fringe Festival Performance
A massive ribbon-like wood sculpture by installation artist Jeremy Holmes, currently on display in Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will serve as the setting for “Splice,” a new work by Leah Stein Dance Company from Sept. 18- 21, as part of the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts.
Rendering of some of the Innovation Neighborhood Drexel Seeks Master Developer for Innovation Neighborhood
Drexel has retained JLL to advise in the selection of a master developer for its ambitious Innovation Neighborhood plan for Philadelphia’s University City. The master developer will have exclusive rights to plan and develop approximately 10 acres of urban, transit-oriented real estate. Anchoring University City’s Innovation District, the project has a capacity to exceed more than five million square feet of mixed-use development.
Image courtesy of Dan Gleiter, The Calm After the Storming of the Dragons
Drexel’s Chanel Ward-Richardson, mom to Taney Dragon first baseman Joseph Richardson Jr., is finally coming back to reality after an unforgettable summer.
Kenneth Lacovara, PhD, stands in his lab among the bones of the exceptionally complete dinosaur skeleton he discovered in Patagonia. Drexel Team Unveils Dreadnoughtus: A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Sauropod Dinosaur
A Drexel-led team has described a new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated.
Rendering of Jewish Center Raymond G. Perelman to Name Center for Jewish Life at Drexel
Renowned Philadelphia area philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman has pledged $6 million for the construction of a Center for Jewish Life at Drexel. The new facility, which is expected to open in the fall of 2016, will be named the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life and will be located on N. 34th Street.
Men's basketball in China Director's Blog: Men's Basketball Bids Farewell to China
Drexel Athletics Director Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shares highlights of the men's basketball trip to China.